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Theognοstos priest (seventh century, first half)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type I). Indeterminate border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

β - γ - ε - θ - ι - ν - ο - π - ρ - σ - τ - υ

Θεογνόστου πρεσβυτέρου

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type I). Indeterminate border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

β - γ - ε - θ - ι - ν - ο - π - ρ - σ - τ - υ

Θεογνόστου πρεσβυτέρου

Accession number BZS.1955.1.447
Diameter 25.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει. Θεογνόστου πρεσβυτέρου.

Theotokos lend Thy aid. (Seal of) the priest Theognostos.

Commentary

This reading assumes a homophonic error (ο for ω).